Of interest: July 30, 2022 | New
The Mountain Club participates in the celebration of the museum
ELIZABETHTOWN — The public is invited to join the Algonquin Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club on August 6 to attend the centennial celebration of the Museum of Adirondack History in Elizabethtown from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The celebration includes refreshments, talks by many Adirondack luminaries, a social hour and more.
Reservations are required to attend. Chef: Lynn Valenti, 518-562-0553. Contact Lynn for details before 8/6.
The Almanzo and Laura Ingalls Wilder association announces the winners of the competition
BURKE – The Almanzo and Laura Ingalls Wilder association has announced the winners of the youth competition. Board members Carole Bracy and Mary Craig announced the winners and Dean Butler, actor from the TV show “Little House on the Praire” who played Almonzo Wilder, presented the awards.
The first-place essay contest winner was Emmett Turner of Rouses Point and Aliza Kingsley of Brushton-Moira Elementary. In second place are Mason Anthony Estling of Patrova Elementary-Saranac Lake and Ria Cotto of Rouses Point. Kael Ryan-Gadway, of Rouses Point Elementary, was named Honorary Almanzo and Ophelia Dtil, of Rouses Point, Honorary Laura.
Winners of the mixed media art competition include Ophelia Dutil, of Rouses Point, in first place for her piece “Throwing the Black Brush.”; Sam Harkness of Flanders in second and Ariana Burdash of Flanders in third place.
Winners of the marker art competition include Ryan Leclerc of Flanders first for his ‘Wilder farm’ piece. Grayson Penera of Flanders in second place for ‘Farmer Boy’s Farm’ and Colin Andrews of St. Joseph’s-Malone work untitled.
Winners of the pencil art competition include Emmett Turner, of Rouses Point, for ‘A Boy on The Farm’; Colin Lawrence, of Rouses Point, second for “Lucy”; Third place was Isaac Ashline of Rouses Point for ‘Wilder Homestead’ with an honorable mention for Aubree Wright of Rouses Point for ‘One Room School House’.
Winners of the colored pencil art contest include Charlee Hutchins, of St. Joseph, first; Brookelynn Richards of Flanders in second and Sydney Scott of Flanders in third.
The Abortion Access Committee will screen “Happening”
SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Abortion Access Committee Voters for Change will present a screening of the film “Happening” showing what life was like before abortion was legal.
The screening will take place on Tuesday, August 2 at 7 p.m. at the Lake Flower Landing located at 421 Lake Flower Avenue, Saranac Lake.
“Happening” is based on a true story from the early 1960s, when abortion and contraceptives were illegal in France. Anyone who had an abortion or assisted in an abortion was liable to imprisonment.
Directed by Audrey Diwan who co-wrote the screenplay with Annie Ernaux and Marcia Romano, the film follows Anne’s story. A young college student with a future ahead of her who finds out she’s pregnant, leaving her with two life-altering choices.
A panel discussion will take place after the screening with Planned Parenthood of the North Country CEO Tess Barker, Eve Burns, James Pete and with Dorothy Federman as moderator.
The panel will include a discussion about the film and will address the question: What is the future of reproductive freedom in New York and our country?
The film is intended for an informed public only, masks are mandatory to attend this event. Donations are appreciated and reservations are recommended as space is limited.
To make a reservation, email [email protected]
Fort Ticonderoga to host “Sound of 1776” event
TICONDEROGA – The Fort Ticonderoga Association invites everyone to discover the sights and sounds of the American army during the Sound of 1776 Living History.
The event will take place on Saturday August 6th and Sunday August 7th at Fort Ticonderoga located at 102 Fort Ti Rd, Ticonderoga.
Attendees will experience the sounds of trades, weapon demonstrations, living history vignettes and even musical performances. The sounds that thousands of soldiers have heard living and fighting for the fort.
“Visitors will enter the iconic fort during this special event and witness our nation’s fight for freedom in 1776,” said Beth L. Hill, President and CEO of Fort Ticonderoga.
“March with our fifes and drums and discover the importance of music in coordinating the daily orders of American troops. Enjoy patriotic concerts and savor the beauty of one of the most historic and beautiful places in the world.
In addition to these activities, participants will have the opportunity to participate in guided tours, observe various other demonstrations and listen to a reading of the Declaration of Independence.
Registration opens for the ADK Lake Alliance Symposium
PAUL SMITHS — Registration for the Seventh Annual Adirondack Lake Alliance Symposium is now open for a $25 fee.
The event will take place on Friday, August 5 at Paul Smith College located at 7777 NY-30, Paul Smiths, NY.
The theme for this year’s event “will be inspired by coming together for the good of our lakes,” according to a press release.
“This event is for Adirondack Park Lake Associations, but is really for anyone who has a connection to Adirondack waters and wants to learn more about watershed issues and solutions,” said Scott Ireland, ALA Executive Director.
“Whether you are a waterfront property owner, recreational enthusiast, or simply appreciate the importance of clean water, you will learn something new at the symposium and connect with others who care deeply about our waterways. .
Dan Kelting, Executive Director of Paul Smith’s College Watershed Institute, will provide an update on the efforts of the Adirondack Road Salt Reduction Task Force.
Chris Mikolajczyk, president of the North American Lake Management Society and aquatic ecologist at PrincetonHydro, will present the benefits of developing a lake management plan.
In addition to these guest speakers, three presentations will take place throughout the day. One focusing on invasive species management and the new NYS Aquatic Invasive Species Spread Prevention Certification Program, a second presentation on On-Site Sanitation Systems and the final presentation will discuss education and community training for members of lake associations.
“We hope people leave the symposium with stronger, more meaningful connections to other lake association members in the area and additional tools to help protect our Adirondack water bodies,” Ireland added. .
Jay Day 2022 Celebration Planned
JAY – The Rotary Club of AuSable Valley will host this year’s Jay Day celebration on Saturday, August 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Jay Village Green located at 12964 State Highway 9 North, Jay, NY.
The event will include food, craft vendors, live music, games and activities. The Dogfather, Tammy’s Lunch Box, Ding-A-Ling, Boba Trailer and Hex and Hop Brewery will be on hand to offer concessions.
Too Tall String Band will give a free concert at 6 p.m.
For more information, visit the AuSable Valley Rotary Facebook page.
The Clinton County Legislature will convene
PLATTSBURGH — The Clinton County Legislature will meet Wednesday, Aug. 3 at 5 p.m. in the Clinton County Legislature Chambers located at 137 Margaret Street, Plattsburgh.
The meeting agenda includes a discussion of lead agency status under the state Environmental Quality Review Act for a project in the town of Schuyler Falls.
Jay and Black Brook will hold a joint meeting
BLACK BROOK – The City Councils of the Town of Jay and the Town of Black Brook will hold a joint meeting on Friday, August 12 at 6 p.m. at the Town of Black Brook offices located at 18 N Main St, Au Sable Forks, NY .
Topics of the meeting include a review of all maps, plans and reports regarding the Public Order Order dated February 2022 approving the construction of disinfection and phosphorus treatment systems and upgrades.
Expansion of the Essex Co. Cornell cooperative to meet
LEWIS – Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Essex County will hold a public hearing on Monday, August 15 at 5 p.m. at the Lewis Town Hall located at 8574 US Route 9, Lewis.
Comments will be accepted from 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. regarding CCE Essex’s proposal to allow board members to attend meetings remotely in extraordinary circumstances. Comments can be submitted in person or digitally by August 12 at 4:30 p.m.
A regular CCE Essex Board meeting will follow. It is free and open to the public. For more information, call 518-962-4810.